Institute in Basic Life Principles

Giving the World a "New" Approach to Life!

Life Questions

This knowledge base of questions has been taken from past and present IBLP publications, as well as powerful testimonies from IBLP alumni. It provides Biblical answers to real life questions.

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Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

God’s Gift of Salvation

sin and judgment meet grace and mercy

Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.

From Ashes to Beauty

how God is transforming a marriage and family

Did you know there is a gift more costly than platinum and diamonds, and yet everyone can afford to give it? In time, it will cost the giver far more if it is not given. This gift makes us rich in relationships and causes us to feel deeply loved.

Motivating Children to Learn

life experience from a mother of eight

In teaching our eight children, I struggle when it comes to “forcing” children to do what they do not want to do. However, I know there are certain things my children need to know, and I am adamant about teaching them those things.

How a Young Boy Chose to “Stand Alone”

a first-grader rejected evil and upheld righteousness

A first-grade boy was in a public school classroom with twenty-eight other children. When the Halloween season arrived, the teacher and the class thought that it would be fun to color pictures of ghosts, witches, and jack o’ lanterns.

Insights About Conquering Anger

seeing anger for what it is and doing something about it

Anger destroys relationships and generates violence in the home, on the street, and in the community.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom

The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands

When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love

In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

Insights Into Repentance

lessons from the prodigal son

Repentance is not a mechanical duty, but rather a heartfelt response to the conviction of sin. It involves not only grief over sin, but it also includes a decision to change one’s ways.

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